Next to Christmas and Easter, National S’mores Day may not be that big of a to-do. But, it should be. What would camping or summer or even your childhood be without the inclusion of this stacked (sometimes double) treat? The fact is that s’mores are one of those few iconic foods that are ritualistic in creation and memorable in eating. So, to honor the holiday (on Sunday the 10th), we created this recipe, which unites classic s’mores with another traditional summer treat: the popsicle.
Â¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2½ cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 graham crackers, crushed
8 wooden popsicle sticks
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave stirring every 15 seconds until completely melted and smooth.
- Combine the melted chocolate, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the vanilla and butter, and stir until well combined.
- Let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes then gently fold in marshmallows.
- Spoon mixture into popsicle molds and insert the sticks. Sprinkle crushed graham crackers onto the base of the popsicles and freeze completely.
(Recipe adapted from On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz)
About the Author:
Katie Straw is the writer at Cheesecake.com, which provides an epic cheesecake experience, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.